When it comes to accurately and reliably undertaking a data center capacity planning initiative, the challenge can be daunting. Do you recall how much planning, effort, and time went into your last attempt? You needed to forecast the necessary compute to meet your mid-term business needs, as well as project your long-term growth requirements, while trying to keep budgets in line. Skillfully and successfully doing all this is no simple task.
The Risk: Capacity Projections
Aligning today’s needs with tomorrow’s predicted growth is like hitting a moving target. Traditionally, you had to build with future capacity in mind and hope that your projections were correct. That decision also had a financial impact — forcing you to incur CAPEX today for demand that could be years away. When these five to ten-year projections don’t end up materializing, your data center ends up being either over- or under-provisioned.
The Bottom Line:
So, Move to the Cloud?
Immersion Cooling: All the Rewards, None of the Risks
Instead of precarious data center demand forecasting or moving compute to the cloud, there is another alternative — single-phase liquid immersion cooling. This flexible, cost-effective technology makes planning and provisioning for compute a much simpler process, providing controlled growth, easy management, and proven reliability with less complexity (only 3 moving parts).
Benefits That Go Beyond Capacity Planning
and Hyper-Efficient Cooling
You can’t simply add hundreds of killowatts of IT capacity in a traditional air-based or liquid-augmented solution data center unless you’ve already provisioned, or are ready for a large capital outlay for the additional cooling and power for grey space infrastructure like CRACs, CRAHs, containment structures, or raised floors. With immersion cooling, you have the flexibility to retain control of your operation, revise projections, and adapt to changing business needs on an asneeded basis — quickly.
Greater Server Reliability:
Even More Savings:
Support Sustainability Initiatives:
Flexible & Successful Data Center Capacity Planning is Within Your Reach
As you can see, immersion cooling relieves you of all the pain points associated with yesterday’s outmoded capacity planning by providing an alternate approach better suited for today’s world, It allows you to pragmatically expand your data center’s compute on an on-demand basis, alleviate large up-front budget constraints, and increase overall operational efficiency. We think that’s pretty cool.
Ready to Learn More?
Take the first step to simplifying capacity planning — contact a GRC data center expert at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.512.692.8003. Then, dive
deeper into immersion cooling by watching When “When” Becomes Now: Overcoming Today’s Top Data Center Challenges.